{Guest Post} Easy Halloween Treat Box from Midwestern Girl DIY

I’m so incredibly excited to have Maggie from Midwestern Girl DIY here today to share the most amazing Halloween treat box! I can’t wait to get home and make one of these! I think it would be a perfect way to hand out treats to trick or treaters!


WOW! Is it that time of year again?!?! Halloween already?!?! Well, I couldn’t be more excited…I adore this time of year. And I’m so excited to be here on Sew Woodsy! Thank you so so much for having me, Katie!

My name is Maggie & I blog over at Midwestern Girl DIY…I’d love to have you stop by sometime!

Today I’m sharing a super-easy & super-fast treat box.

This box can be decorated in any way you like and doesn’t have to be used specifically for Halloween. Here’s what I started with…

Yep. Just a plain old Tyson Chicken box. I usually just toss these in the recycling bin, but no more! I will be re-using them for a whole bunch of projects!

I modified the original box by removing the side flaps…so that when the box closes, the top simply rests on the rest of the box and the front flap folds over…does that make sense??? Then I added velcro to the front flap and the corresponding place on the box so that the lid stays closed.

Here’s all I did…I spraypainted the box black, designed some graphics in Photoshop, printed them out and glued them to the box. Then I inked the edges and roughed up the box a bit with sandpaper to give it an antique-y feel…

Then I simply filled the box with treats…(which I’m sure will have to be replenished looooong before Halloween).

Here’s the velcro…

You can also use the box just as a decoration…here I’ve tied some old sheet music and string around it to make it look even more authentic…


So there you have it!

It really is so easy and quick, and I think it looks so cool! I’m excited to get the rest of my Halloween decorations out so that this can be added to the mix…

Thank you, again, for having me share my project, Katie!

I hope you all stop by Midwestern Girl DIY to say HI!



  1. Maggie, you are so stinking creative! A chicken box, who would have thought! And, if mine had Oreos inside, you better believe it would need to be restocked before Halloween 🙂

  2. So fun! I love that it has such a vintage look to it!

  3. kim Jeffress says:

    sooooo cool Maggie love it!

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